Laura Scott > Fourteen > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fourteen
Fourteen
14 GRAY'S INN SQUARE
LONDON
WC1R 5JP
England
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Position

Laura practises exclusively in children and domestic violence law and has extensive experience representing parents, grandparents, children, extended family members and local authorities in all aspects of the law relating to children.

Laura is experienced in dealing with all aspects of child arrangements, domestic violence allegations, extended family care arrangements (including grandparents’ applications for contact and residence), special guardianship, private adoption.  She is regularly instructed in complex matters involving allegations of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and in cases where the representation and joinder of children to proceedings is an issue.  Laura’s work often involves an international element and her practise encompasses applications by parents for leave to remove children permanently or temporarily from the jurisdiction.

Laura acts in matters involving all aspects of care and adoption, especially complex cases where there are allegations of non-accidental injuries and physical, sexual and emotional abuse.  Laura is frequently instructed for fact-finding hearings and is adept at handling expert witnesses and voluminous medical evidence.  She has a particular interest and expertise in dealing with vulnerable parties and witnesses, including those requiring the assistance of an intermediary. Laura has several years’ experience in case managing complex local authority matters.

In addition to care proceedings, Laura also has experience in relation to education law and provides advice and representation in this area.

Career

Called 2001, Inner Temple.

Memberships

FLBA.

Education

Higham Lane Secondary School, Nuneaton, Warwickshire (1985-89); King Edward VI Sixth Form College / North Warwickshire College of Technology and Art (1989-91); Royal Academy of Music – B Mus (Hons) KCL (1991-95); Westminster University – CPE (1998-99); BPP Law School – BVC (very competent (2000-01)).

Leisure

Music, cinema, yoga.